Our parish will be having the usual picnic after the Agape Vespers. Instead of getting several lambs we have a cooler full of lamb roasts; my estimate is we have 300 pounds right now and once we find out the crowd (we're guesstimating a quarter or third of the parish will show up since the picnic site is kinda far out of town and Alabama is supposed to have a blackberry winter that day---this means we need to feed around 300 people or so) we can get any extra lamb we need.
Leftovers will go to the local food kitchen, since our parish staffs the local kitchen on Mondays, and so the leftovers will barely be chilled by the time we can serve others!
The problem with the lamb roast is that it's hard to get kokkoretsi
, but they might have some on hand just for me and a few other diehards. I have been told though to make space for the margeritsa
, since each priest here gets a gallon each donated to their home. My little girls will be thrilled, I'm sure
One good thing about the lamb roast---I'll be spared from having Presbytera or I needing to adjudicate which of my kids will get the matia
from the arni
. I was at seminary last Pascha, but my wife tells me that my oldest boy almost mixed it up with some other folks over the one good eyeball left from the lamb.